#TechniciansMakeItHappen at The University of Nottingham

Guest post from Kelly Vere, Technical Skills and Development Manager at The University of Nottingham. The University of Nottingham is proud to be an official supporter of “Technicians Make It Happen”– a multi-channel campaign led by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation that is raising awareness of technician roles. Here at The University of Nottingham there are over …

Celebrating the work of technicians at the 2015 Higher Education Technicians’ Summit

On Tuesday 30 June, The University of Nottingham hosted the inaugural Higher Education Technicians’ Summit. @UoNResearch tweeted live from the summit, and we’ve collected highlights from the day in our Storify below. This included the award ceremony for the Papin Prizes, and keynote speeches from: Dr Helen Sharman OBE – first Briton in space, now …

Technicians rule

We’ve got a lot of love for the University of Nottingham technicians, you know that. Elsewhere on this blog you can read about how the University’s Technical Focus group is promoting professional registration, or how one of our ranks is the HEA Technician of the Year. Well, we’ll have even more news on them and …

Calling all technicians! Are you interested in professional registration with the Science Council?

Technicians! The University’s Technical Focus Group are holding a professional registration event on Thursday 16 July. The Institute of Science and Technology are hosting the event in the Trent Building — room B46 — and the session runs from 10am to 12noon. They say: “The Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) and Registered Scientist (RSci) registers were …

Standing up for the invisible workforce

We’ve heard from technician Kelly Vere in this blog before, when we reproduced a post she’d written for the Guardian’s Higher Education Network. Did you know she’s been made HEA Technician of the Year? She’s kind of a big deal… We did a press release about it here.  She’s also set up the Technical Focus …

Technician – and proud!

The blog post below first appeared on the Guardian’s Higher Education Network last week. Written by Kelly Vere, a senior technician at the University, it outlined the technician’s lot and painted a picture of an invisible layer of University and research sector employees of whom little is heard. But it’s very clear that, without them, …